Former City chief Cook lands new role as boss of Ultimate Fighting Championship
18:25 GMT, 28 September 2012
Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook has been named as the executive vice-president and managing director of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Cook quit his role with the Barclays Premier League club last September after admitting to making an 'error of judgement' following allegations he ridiculed the illness of the mother of one of the club's players, Nedum Onuoha.
Cook, who has also worked for Nike, said: 'I am absolutely delighted to be joining the UFC.
New role: Former Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook (centre)
'Mixed martial arts is one of the most popular sports globally and to be working in such a dynamic and exciting industry, with the UFC's talented, passionate and committed staff and athletes, is an honour.
'I look forward to being a part of the team as they continue to grow internationally.'